Pennsylvania has a variety of penalties for DUI offenders, including financial and administrative penalties. First time offenders risk a 12-month license suspension as well as up to six months in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. Some offenders may be required to attend alcohol abuse treatment or alcohol highway safety school. Repeat offenders may be required to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed, from an approved provider. Ignition interlock devices, sometimes called car breathalyzers, are installed in the offender’s vehicle to prevent them from driving with alcohol in their system.
Some drivers may lose their driving privileges following a DUI offense. Some are able to get their driving privileges back if they install an ignition interlock device approved by Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania offers an Occupational Limited License option in some cases. The limited license allows offenders who install an ignition interlock device to drive to approved locations like work, treatment, and school. ADS is an approved ignition interlock device provider in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has administrative and financial penalties for DUI offenses, including fines and license suspension.
Pennsylvania typically applies suspensions to drivers with a BAC of more than .10 percent. These are the penalties for those offenders:
Refusing the BAC test is not a way out of consequences. In Pennsylvania, drivers who refuse to take a breathalyzer may be arrested, and could incur other penalties like an increased length of their license suspension, as well as monetary fines.
Offenders are responsible for the cost of leasing their own device. An interlock device will typically cost between $2.50 and $3.50 per day. PennDOT sends a notification 30 days prior to the date the driver will be eligible to have the device removed, so drivers can plan and schedule their removal appointment.
Pennsylvania has a limited license type called an Occupational Limited License (OLL). PA drivers who are convicted of a DUI can apply for an OLL. The license allows them to drive to certain locations like work, school, medical appointments, and treatment programs. To obtain an OLL, drivers must meet the following criteria:
To meet state requirements, any interlock that is installed following a DUI must be installed by a state-approved provider. ADS is an approved interlock provider in Pennsylvania, and technicians will provide proof of installation if it is required to obtain an OLL. ADS devices are easy to use and feature bilingual prompts.
Also known as a car breathalyzer, an IID is a small device installed in your vehicle as a sobriety aid and drunk driving prevention method. When installed:
This is determined by statute and the specifics of the offense.
ADS has a vast partner network, with more than 4,500 locations nationwide. This should make it easy to find a convenient location near you. When you attend your appointment, make sure you: